Sometimes, life gives you lemons. At other times, it throws them at you. Really, really hard. Especially if you’re not looking. In one moment, you might think you’ve got everything … Continue reading Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
When you’re living with depression, sometimes the scariest moments are the ones where everything seems to be going smoothly. Recently, there was a brief but wonderful period of time where … Continue reading Comfortably Glum
I’m sorry. It is something I have found myself repeating often. I am sorry when someone has a bad day, when I mess up, when someone else messes up, … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry.
Note: I have wanted write this blog post since day one of starting The Bipolar Writer blog. It seemed to fit that on a day like today— my birthday— that … Continue reading A Letter to Myself on my Birthday
Hello and welcome to my blog. It has been a while since I wrote something here. That’s just because I wanted to write my next blog about my stressful wedding … Continue reading Wedding dress shopping
More and more people tell me to do what makes me happy. Writing makes me happy. Whether I’m writing a poem, a short story, a novel, or blog journal post; … Continue reading The One Thing That Keeps Me Going
But it does get better. Some parts of our lives are really hard, really dark, and when we look back it’s kind of like reflecting on what a long winter … Continue reading The extraordinarily ordinary moments in-between mental illness exist – I promise
I have been on medication for my bipolar disorder – and depression before it – for a great number of years. The most recent cocktail of drugs has been the … Continue reading Mental Illness, Escapism, and Addiction
Christmas is about giving and bringing everyone together, in a crazy stressful world.
Besides mental wellness, what else are we pursuing on our recovery journey? I believe one of the main and obvious answers is… happiness. Not until we are lost do we … Continue reading Hide and Seek and the Pursuit of Happiness
Writing is my greatest weapon to deal with the ups and downs of my mental illness. The writing projects that I am currently working on and this blog are so helpful.
The concept of forgiveness should not only extend to those around you, but also within you. Mind. Blown. This was an eye-opening concept when I truly thought about it, and the same reason I started with the idea of forgiving yourself as my first official post on my journey to happy.